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I'm new to Ubuntu, I just downloaded "wine" from the command-line. So when and open up "wine", I have no idea what I'm suppose to do next. What do I do after the download had been it, then what? Let's say I want to download MS Office 2010 (using a disc, will it automatically download it)?

Thanks, -Vince

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Well, first you get some Windows program (.exe file - say, an installer), then you either start it from terminal using

cd /here/the/file/is
wine mywindowsprogram.exe

or as I remember you can right-click on an .exe file in Nautilus and choose "Open With..." -> "Wine"

By itself Wine has no interface or anything that can be started, it merely runs Windows programs.

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Thanks, I'll give it a shot. – imbored Apr 11 '12 at 21:01

Wine will create a C: drive for you (if it has not you need to run winecfg). After that you can place the application onto your fake C: drive and run it. Note that not all programs will run well (or at all) under Wine. It appears from a quick search that Office will run under wine, but don't expect every Windows application to do so. The wine faq found here: goes into good detail on how to use wine.

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Thanks, I'll try it/check the site out. – imbored Apr 11 '12 at 21:02

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